This week in Jetsetter, we consider what role the limbless hero Rayman and his creator Michel Ancel fill in the pantheon of video game history. Both Ancel and his signature creation are actually icons of a brief, beautiful movement in game making.
This week in Jetsetter, we look at how the deeply American Microsoft continues to expand and contract its game development operations abroad, expanding in the UK while shrinking in Canada.
This week in Jetsetter, we find Nintendo easing down on its across the board region-locking of the Nintendo 3DS. The first cartridge playable on any console highlights Nintendo's history in the arts and the evolving role of handheld gaming technology in the post-smartphone world.
Digital Trends sit down for a chat with Yoshinori Kitase and Yuji Abe, two of the foremost creative minds currently working to shape Final Fantasy, on what's ahead for the quarter-century old series.
This week in Jetsetter, we celebrate the biggest event in the gaming year that was 2013! No, not the release of Xbox One! It's the countdown to Atlus' Persona 5.
This week in Jetsetter, the launches of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One get us all misty eyed and look backward on the biggest launches in the old gaming days of Japan. We look at the mania surrounding big Dragon Quest releases and look at how the Super Nintendo changed video game launches forever.
The world went without a new XCOM strategy game for nearly fifteen years before Firaxis made XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but just one year later the team's delivered Enemy Within an expansion that makes such significant changes as to almost be a full sequel.
Nintendo has never made a Zelda sequel as directly tied to a previous entry as A Link Between Worlds is to A Link to the Past, but leveraging this old world has led Nintendo to make a marvelously progressive entry in the series.
Jetsetter casts its gaze back towards Nintendo again as the company reports disappointing Wii U sales in the third quarter. Could Nintendo survive purely on domestic business? Japan's best selling games charts for the 21st century say a lot about Nintendo's needs.
This week in Jetsetter, we look at how the international gaming market in countries like India, Russia, and China are keeping devoted gaming consoles alive, while Sony poses as the last man standing making truly bizarre regional gaming machines.
This week in Jetsetter, we turn our eyes to Great Britain. While the UK doesn't seem like a golden for import gamers, it's become a treasure trove for English-speaking Nintendo fans over the past decade. Nintendo of America may ignore great games from the studio, but not NoE.
Batman: Arkham Origins -- Blackgate is a moody architectural success from the creative leads behind Metroid Prime, but it's not the great game it could have been.
Drakengard series producer and co-creator Takamasa Shiba chats with Digital Trends about his plans for Drakengard 3 and his attitude toward shifting desires in the video games space for more casual-friendly fare.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is as weird as the series has ever been with its prom dresses and multi-mouthed boulders, but it's also a return to longtime series staples with its heavier focus on exploration and discovery.
This week in Jetsetter, we talk about how games change when they cross cultures and look at how the maker of Angry Birds is thinking about changing its game in India. Then we check in on a fast growing game maker in China who's partnered with Konami and Disney.